Monday, February 6, 2012

NY before/after

just home from a successful trade show in NY.

the highline

japanese showroom my jewelry will be in 

our booth at NY gift

me at Pastis-they have a cool bathroom

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

this is what happens

                                                when you buy spray paint.......

first you steal your employee's chair and spray paint it pink...actually melanie spray painted it pink

then you decide the old jewelry display is tired and needs gold!

maybe some white!

and silver...look at it now! yeoooow! even in my good dressed up clothes, i just had to spray paint a few blocks. i might kind of love spray paint. watch out!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Day

it does not need words, this day.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Better late than never: Chronicles of France

ayal is gone for a few days and i am looking through this summers photos
of my solo trip and our shared trip to france. making me nostalgic. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


here are a few views from around the new studio.
it has been an amazing change to go from an 80 sq. ft.
space in my garden, to a beautiful 475 sq. ft. loft! i feel
like a new woman. what do you think of the new place?
you should visit us!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


it has been awhile, like always i come and go from here. i have
missed writing and posting pictures. so much has happened in 
even just the last few weeks. it was time to take an adventure 
and this was our view.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


WHOA! It has been a long time, I know! Sorry, to my invisible, maybe non-existent readers. Well, if you are out there, maybe you might want to know what has been happening over here. I will tell a series of photographs!
First: A trip to France

A month of roaming, taking classes in traditional jewelry making in a small French Village, getting into crazy situations in Paris and most importantly, eating amazing foods!

>>>>just now, i was trying to load travel photos and my camera battery died! more of those to come!

For now: NEW DESIGNS! This collection is really dear to me because some of the material I have used I have had for a year and the ideas I have had for several! I just kept giving up before I got very far. So, I learned that staying with something, seeing it through even when it is  hard and may look horribly ugly, can produce magical results. (sort of a life metaphor huh?) These pieces have recycled Sari material, hemp cord, brass, gold fill chain and some sterling silver.

and...this is only the beginning. A collaboration with painted silk is underway, as well as tons of amazing sari silk pieces. I have decided a little more boldness and color is needed all around.